Like most of us, you likely love baked treats. Who doesn’t love cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats?! But, have you ever thought, what is it like to own an NC bakery? Now that you are curious, we have those answers for you. Michelle Spell, owner of Ava’s Cupcakes, shares a little bit about what it is like to own Ava’s Cupcakes and their upcoming plans. Read on to learn more about this wonderful local business, with locations in Winston-Salem and Clemmons.

What sets you apart from other bakeries in North Carolina?

“I believe it is our approach to what we do. While we use the finest ingredients and are proud of our scratch made menu, we truly do place our priorities on people first, product second, and we let the profit handle itself.”

Now that you just celebrated your 11th anniversary, what lessons do you feel were the most important you owned while owning a bakery?

“The most important lessons I have learned are those that taught, and continue to teach, me how to be a better leader and a better person each day. From learning to slow down to simply listening more intently, I’ve learned a lot over the years. My only hope is that I don’t have to repeat any of the hard lessons!”

Do you have any fun or funny bakery stories you can share?

“There are quite a few. One that we always laugh about was when we first opened our New Jersey store. We were working around the clock, with lines out the door. I needed to rest so I went into a closet and using a roll of paper towels as a pillow, I slept like a baby. When I woke up, I went right back to the kitchen! To this day, we laugh about how we all took turns sleeping in the closet during that frenzy!”

What is next for Ava’s Cupcakes?  

“Ava’s Cupcakes has had so many amazing opportunities over the years. But recently, with the pandemic, even more opportunities have come our way. This includes a chance to reach homes all over America with our latest and greatest product, Ava’s Cakecup! It’s everything our famous cupcakes are and more! Ava’s Cakecups are shippable, resealable cakes in a cup, and they are going to take the dessert and edible gift world by storm!”

Check out and even order Ava’s Cakecups by clicking here. These sweet treats are perfect for any occasion and are currently shipping anywhere in the continental United States!

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As a business owner it’s important to get some downtime, so what are some of your favorite NC destinations?

“Asheville, I love the Biltmore! I love Charlotte too. But truly, Winston-Salem has so much to offer that we don’t stray very far from home!”

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Stop in Today to Visit This Amazing NC Bakery

Ready to try out Ava’s Cupcakes for yourself? Then, stop into our Clemmons or Winston-Salem locations today for some amazing desserts! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our latest menu updates, contests, mouth-watering photos, and much more!

bakeries in Winston Salem NCOnce your sweet tooth starts shooting sugary signals to your brain, it’s time to find treats soon! If you’re looking for bakeries in Winston Salem NC to help expedite this process, come check out Ava’s Cupcakes. Located nearby in Clemmons, they have a bounty of homemade baked treats guaranteed to satisfy your cravings!

What’s on the Menu

Better yet, Ava’s Cupcakes carries more than just its sweet moniker. From cookies and pies to macarons and trifles, our award-winning selection of homemade combinations is delectable. Furthermore, we feature only fresh, seasonal ingredients and bake our delicious desserts daily. Moreover, we make everything from scratch!

To get a taste (pun intended!) of our menu, here are a few of our favorites:

  • Hand pies
  • Tiramisu Cups
  • Cream Puffs
  • Eclairs
  • Panna Cotta
  • Trifles
  • French Macarons
  • Gluten-Free Apple Pastries
  • Scones
  • “Creampunk” Cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Sandwich Cookies

Now, if you really were just looking for a cupcake, we have more exciting flavors to share with you! First, sample a bit of edible fall with a caramel apple or cinnamon pumpkin cupcake. Or, take your mouth on a world tour with a bite of Irish Crème or Lemon Ginger Chai. And, just to spice things up a bit, we alternate some of our more exotic, unique flavors every month! Of course, we have traditional flavors as well. Red velvet is a common customer favorite along with chocolate, vanilla and s’mores.

Additionally, we are proud to offer gluten-free and vegan desserts so that nearly everyone can enjoy our creative delights.

Special Event Bakeries in Winston Salem NC

Perhaps your sweet tooth isn’t in an immediate conversation with your brain at the moment. Although, we’d be pretty surprised right now if that list didn’t at least spark a few sweet thoughts. However, maybe you’re planning a special gathering and need some baked goods from bakeries in Winston Salem NC near you.

Likewise, are you wondering if we make themed cakes for your special event? Absolutely! We can create any theme or custom cake.

In fact, the Daily Record featured Ava’s Cupcakes for their Superbowl game-day-inspired cupcakes. Ava’s pastry chef and owner, Michelle Spell, developed several themed desserts for partygoers. In fact, her Red-Hot Red Velvet has cayenne infused into the cream cheese icing to replicate hot wings. To simulate chips and savory snacks, Sweet & Salty is your best bet. Topped with milk chocolate ganache and baked with crushed Ruffles inside and out, it’s a flavor adventure!

Today, visit Ava’s Cupcakes at 1483 River Ridge Drive in Clemmons for your next delicious delight! Or, call us at 336-283-9021 to place a custom order.

Unicorn Cake BAKERY WINSTON SALEMLife’s sweetest moments are even sweeter with a cupcake or two, or three, or four. Or apple dumplings, or warm, gooey cookies, or even a mouth-watering custom cake! The point is, at Ava’s Cupcakes we understand the importance of treating yourself and your loved ones to something special. It could be the day of a major life event, or a day that needs a little delicious pick-me-up! Whichever it is, Ava’s is a new bakery Winston Salem chooses to put the icing on top of life.

What’s this New Bakery Winston Salem About?

We might be new faces to you, but Ava’s has been creating passionately crafted pastries since 2011! Our founder and head chef, Michelle Spell, has over two decades of experience as a pastry chef. Many national venues have featured her creations, from the Today Show to the Wall Street Journal! In fact, she won Season 4 of Food Network Cupcake Wars! Recently, The Daily Meal voted her cupcakes as one of the best cupcakes in America. Now, she’s expanding her award-winning creations to the Piedmont Triad.

Here are a few things you can expect from Ava’s:

  • Fresh Ingredients: The best finished products come from the best beginnings. That means fresh, high-quality ingredients every time!
  • Baked from Scratch: Can openers and microwaves? Not the tools of our trade. We make our confections fresh every day from scratch.
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Options: We think everyone deserves a treat, so we offer both gluten-free items and vegan items.

Special Events are Our Specialty

If it’s a big day in your life, it’s a big day in ours! We take pride and pleasure in creating delicious custom-theme desserts for all kinds of events. Ava’s is a fully-equipped custom pastry shop, and we’re excited to create the dessert of your dreams. We specialize in custom desserts for:

  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Graduations
  • Baby Showers
  • Anniversaries
  • Retirement Parties
  • Almost anything else you can think of!

One year wiser? Just decided to tie the knot? New bun in the oven? Chef Michelle’s delectable confections are a tastebud-tickling delight that taste as good as you feel. We’re the new bakery Winston Salem loves for the most special moments in life.

Of course, there’s only so much that words can offer. Even if those words are “made-from-scratch blueberry cobbler cupcake”. Our creations have to be seen (as well as smelled and tasted) to be believed. We’re located at 1483 River Ridge Drive in Clemmons so stop in to see us when we open our doors on November, 14th to try our desserts first-hand. Or, call 336-283-9021 to place a custom order.